Mr. DeFrank has over 25 years experience as a licensed California attorney, a registered patent attorney, and an engineer in the high technology sector. Mr. DeFrank has written and prosecuted over one thousand patent applications and patents for large high technology companies and educational institutions. Representative technologies in which Mr. DeFrank has written and prosecuted patent applications include computer software, microelectronics, image/signal processing, nanotechnologies, database management, and encoding/decoding/encryption.
Mr. DeFrank has considerable experience with strategic patent counseling for managing and exploiting patent portfolios through audit and analysis, sale, acquisition, licensing, prosecution and litigation.
Mr. DeFrank also has extensive experience in managing, structuring and negotiating relationships between high technology companies, which includes forming licensing opportunities to generate revenue from technology and intellectual property. He has negotiated numerous complex licensing, development, manufacturing, marketing, distribution, outsourcing relationships and multi-million dollar mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. DeFrank earned his Juris Doctorate , cum laude, from Southwestern University School of Law and his Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, cum laude, from Rochester Institute of Technology.